Re: [R] 3D Area Diagram

From: John Kane <jrkrideau_at_yahoo.ca>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 14:53:22 -0400 (EDT)

> On Thu, 22-May-2008 at 03:13PM -0700, AlGates wrote:
>
>
> |> The one I rather need, is something like this
> (scan from a book):
> |> http://algates.de/Scan.jpg
> |> The only difference is the angle.
>
> That one is even stranger. There are two similar
> (but not parallel)
> lines for imports and another two similar (but again
> not parallel)
> lines for exports.

I think the question here is Does the graph show two lines or four lines of data? I think it probably onlyl shows two. The apparent two lines for imports and for exports is almost certainly chart junk.

>I can't see if there is anything
> systematic about
> those small differences, and I suspect that there
> was meant to be
> none -- just drawn by someone who didn't have a 45
> deg set-square.
>
> Years ago I inherited some SPlus code which did, in
> fact, draw a plot
> quite similar to that one (but without the
> inaccuracies). I remember
> it was quite lengthy and complicated, but I don't
> remember ever having
> an inclination to use it for anything since R has so
> many easier and
> better ways of visualizing data.
>
> During the process of changing computer systems
> several times in the
> intervening years, that code was something that went
> out with the old
> faded photos. Shame that.
>
> Excel might have an option to do one like the
> import-export example.
> If it does, it would be a lot easier than using R
> which has an
> altogether different set of values. If Excel
> doesn't do that type,
> and it's *really* important to have such a plot, I'd
> be using grid
> graphics which is almost infinitely flexible. Only
> trouble is, by the
> time you'd seen what you can do with grid, you'd
> likely find that you
> no longer felt any urge to make such a plot.
>
>
> best
>
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